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Rite Aid Poised For Long-term Growth But Short-term Concerns Remain.

by Trefis Team
Between 2009  and 2012, market leaders such as CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) and Walgreens (NASDAQ: WBA) were able to achieve a revenue growth (CAGR) of 6% and 2% respectively. However, Rite Aid ‘s (NYSE: RAD) revenues remained flat and it devised ...
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Abercrombie & Fitch Changing Its Long Standing Strategies

by Trefis Team
In an unrelenting retail environment, U.S. buyers have been severe on  Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), which was a prime name in the industry a decade ago. Mike Jeffries took over his role as the CEO of the company in 1992 and transformed the...
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SUVs Key To GM’s Plans of Cadillac Revival

by Trefis Team
General Motors (NYSE:GM) has surprised industry watchers this year. Despite being significantly responsible for the auto industry’s worst ever year of car recalls, the U.S. based auto maker has managed to convince consumers to buy even more...
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Starbucks’ Gift Cards Initiative and Mobile Commerce Drive Customer Traffic In Q1 2015

by Trefis Team
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is off to a great start for the fiscal 2015 year, as the coffee giant reported impressive numbers in its Q1 earnings report released on January 22. The company’s consolidated net revenues in Q1 rose an impress...
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Weekly Auto Notes: Why Ford’s New Supercar GT Is Important For The Company

by Trefis Team
Ford Motors (NYSE:F) is setting up a new global performance division under whose umbrella it is expected to release 12 performance cars through 2020. The division will pull together the SVT team from the U.S., the RS team from Europe, and Ford Ra...
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Weekly Oil & Gas Notes: Petrobras’ Asset Writedown and Exxon’s New Project Startup

by Trefis Team
Oil and gas stocks slightly strengthened this week as benchmark crude oil prices remained largely flat after falling sharply by more than 57% since hitting a short-term peak in June of last year, due to slower demand growth and rising tight oil s...
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Expedia And Priceline’s Mobile Application Releases And The Trends That Govern These Launches

by Trefis Team
Expedia’s Real Time Feedback and Sell Tonight: Improving Service Experiences For Both The Traveler And The Hotelier On January 13, Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) announced the release of two new products called Real Time Feedback and Sell Tonigh...
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Pfizer Earnings Preview: Vaccines & Oncology Will Shine, But The Company Needs More

by Trefis Team
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) will report its Q4 2014 earnings on January 27th. We expect the results to reflect the continued pressure on the company’s topline growth, which comes from the loss of patents and the termination of co-promotion agreements...
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Lexmark Earnings Preview:Growth In Laser Supplies And Perceptive In Focus

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Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) is set to release its Q4 2014 results on January 27th. Lexmark’s revenues continue to decline as it transitions from low margin hardware-centric inkjet printer business to high-margin services business. However, r...
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Under Armour’s Management Changes Show That It Is Focused On Growth

by Trefis Team
Under Armour (NYSE:UA), a developer and distributor of athletic apparel, footwear, and accessories, is quite unique in being able to boast of the kind of growth it has exhibited over the past few years. The company has posted an increase of grea...
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U.S. Steel Earnings Preview: Robust Market Conditions In U.S. To Partially Offset Impact Of Planned Maintenance Activity On Results

by Trefis Team
U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) will release its fourth quarter results on January 27 and conduct a conference call with analysts the next day. Planned maintenance activity in the fourth quarter will adversely affect year-over-year quarterly results of the F...
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Freeport-McMoran Earnings Preview: Lower Copper And Oil Prices To Weigh On Results

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Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE:FCX) will report its fourth quarter results and conduct a conference call with analysts on January 27. We expect the ongoing weakness in copper and oil prices to adversely impact the company’s results in Q4. Free...
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Coach Earnings Preview: North America Weakness To Dampen Overall Performance

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Coach Inc (NYSE:COH), a leading American marketer of luxury handbags and other fashion accessories, will report its Q2 fiscal 2015 next week. Its North American results will be keenly tracked by analysts as the company has reported disappointi...
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Earnings Preview: Increasing Sales From New Drugs May Ease The Pressure Off Revenue Growth

by Trefis Team
As Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) reports its Q4 2014 earnings on January 27th, we expect the growing adoption of Eliquis and the ramp up in sales of Hepatitis C and oncology drugs will ease some of the pressure on the company’s revenue gr...
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Weekly Tobacco Notes: Altria And Philip Morris

by Trefis Team
In our weekly tobacco note, we focus on the Altria Group (NYSE:MO) and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM). The states of New York and Washington are mulling new proposals to prevent young people from smoking, while Philip Morris is facing a si...
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